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Tue 21 May 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Making the Most of Conferences

Tue 21 May 2019


"It's not what you know, it's who you know."

This might be an old cliché, but it's particularly true in research where (reportedly) over 90% of jobs go to a candidate already known to the employer. This half-day session will examine how you can make the most of conferences as an environment to strategically network and build research connections.


  • Know how to make attendance at conferences productive
  • Start thinking about personal goals while attending conferences
  • Understand practically how to network during and after a conference
Target audience

All graduate students and postdoctoral researchers / research staff.
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 21 May   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room map Dr. Steve Hutchinson

Participative workshop including provision of information, discussion and practical exercises.

About the presenter

Dr. Steve Hutchinson is a former zoologist who for the last ten years has been at the forefront of researcher and academic development. In addition to his training and development business he is also a coach, author and consultant, both in the UK and internationally.


Two-hour session.


This course runs twice in Easter term.

Strategic Career Management

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